Isleworth has a proud history of providing affordable accommodation through almshouses. The ‘Isleworth and Hounslow Charity’ manages these. See photos and find out more below:
May Villas, Byfield Road (1867/8) has sculpture reliefs by local sculptor Henry George May (1839-1903). Two of May’s sculpture busts are on view in Isleworth Library: John Farnell (1785-1864), the local brewer and benefactor, and Justice Haliburton (1796-1865) of Gordon House.
The Salopian Garden (2016) on the London Road is a community garden project developed by Cultivate London on land leased by the National Trust. It’s named after Salop, the popular C18th drink made from crushed orchid or sassafras roots, which was once served when the site (then stabling for 24 horses) was a carriage staging post on the road from London to Bath. The drink would be sold by street sellers before tea and coffee became affordable. Read more here
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